The pandemic has increased child sexual abuse in homes and online. What are tech companies doing to combat the exploitation?
SEXUAL ABUSE NEWSLETTER | JULY 2020
Exploitation Increases During the Pandemic
Abuse is not always coming from someone living inside the home. More screen time creates an increased risk of exposure to abusive online interactions. Many predators are taking advantage of the situation by increasing their efforts of exploitation.
Internet safety expert Aleicia Kozakiewicz elaborates, “Right now children have no other social outlet, and they are experiencing a wide range of emotions. What a predator does is they search for those vulnerabilities, they find them, and then they exploit them.”
Parents are encouraged to supervise their children’s online activity, and educate them on online safety. But, the platforms that these predators use need to take some responsibility in preventing the interactions from happening at all.
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